Juvéderm® Ultra/Ultra Plus
Juvéderm® is a dermal filler made by the same company that brings you Botox® Cosmetic. This filler is a gel made from hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural component of the skin. Juvéderm is provided in a number of formulas, including JUVÉDERM® Ultra, JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC, and JUVÉDERM Voluma XC®. JUVÉDERM Voluma XC®, the latest of the Juvederm range of hyaluronic acid fillers specifically designed to restore volume in areas of volume loss, is now FDA approved.
Juvéderm is used for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as smile lines (parentheses), marionette lines, and vertical lines above the lip. Juvéderm is often used for wrinkle and fine line correction in many other areas as well. It works by helping to physically fill in areas where your own collagen and HA have been depleted—through years of smiling, laughing, and being outdoors in the sun. HA fillers also help to bind and hold water in the skin, which helps to plump fine lines and deeper wrinkles.
Juvéderm Voluma is a fairly dramatic breakthrough for restoring mid-face volume and it has become very popular in Europe, where it has been available since 2005.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long does Juvéderm last?
The original Juvéderm Ultra products typically last between 6-8 months, while Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC can last up to a year! Juvéderm Voluma may last 18 months or even longer.
What are the differences between the Plus and XC versions of Juvéderm?
The Juvéderm Plus versions are more robust formulations for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and facial wrinkles. The XC versions are pre-mixed with lidocaine to improve patient comfort. Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC is the only HA filler that’s FDA approved to last up to one year with only one treatment. Juvéderm Voluma is still HA, but it incorporates a new form of cross-linking that allows it to perform very well for mid-cheek volume correction. These different options allow your provider to custom-tailor your filler for personalized results.
Do the injections hurt?
All of the Juvéderm XC products are available with lidocaine (a local anaesthetic) pre-mixed to improve patient comfort.
Can these fillers be used in people with darker/ethnic/suntanned skin?
Juvéderm has proven its safety and effectiveness in persons of color. Studies with Juvéderm showed no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients of color.
Are there any ways to save money on Juvéderm?
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